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Fengel

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Fengel
Rohir
Biographical Information
PositionKing of Rohan
BirthT.A. 2870
RuleT.A. 2903 - T.A. 2953
DeathT.A. 2953
Family
ParentageFolcwine
SiblingsFolcred, Fastred, Unnamed sister
ChildrenThengel
Physical Description
GenderMale

Fengel (T.A. 2870 - T.A. 2953) was the fifteenth King of Rohan.

History

Fengel was the third and only surviving son of Folcwine, and became king after the death of his father in T.A. 2903.

Fengel's two older brothers, Folcred and Fastred, were killed in Harondor while fighting for Gondor, and as a result Fengel grew up rather spoiled. As a grown man he became known for his greed and love of gold.

His son Thengel left Rohan because of disagreements with his father, living with his wife's family in Gondor instead.

After a rule of over 50 years Fengel died in T.A. 2953, and Thengel reluctantly returned to Rohan.[1]

Etymology

Fengel in Old English means "grasper, lord".

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
Preceded by:
Folcwine
15th King of Rohan
T.A. 2903 - T.A. 2953
Followed by:
Thengel